Taking a glimpse of their short miniskirt outfits, their straightened hair, makeup, mascara and lipstick, one can guess that they were preparing themselves for a special occasion. On Saturday night, at Ghion Hotel, four girls were standing close to the employees' canteen.
One of the girls, with her infectious love, was saying, “If I don’t do it for Teddy Afro who will I do it for then?”, explaining about why she straightened her hair.
It was not only these girls who came for the Teddy Afro concert, outfitted in short skirts and high heels. Other women were also in miniskirts and hight heels.
Their excitement and hype seem to make them forget the cold. Then they headed to the small underground toilet. Inside the toilet, which does not have light, three girls were changing from jeans to miniskirts. After a while, they came out and joined the crowd.
At the main gate, crowds were shoving and inside couples were lying on the grass while some were queuing up to get drinks. Before the star attraction came music, which was being played by the DJ.
From the day of the announcement everybody thought that tickets would be sold out. So many of his fans bought their tickets early.
On the concert day, the entire road was swarming with people. The road that takes to the stadium, to Ambassador Theater and on the opposite side to Meskel Square, was so crowded. Apart from that, there were rumors that fake tickets were being sold.
On that day, one of the issues was parking. Some also used the nearby clinics to park their car.
The queue was on two sides, the longer queue was on the road to Ambassador and the other on the road to Meskel Square. Then after a little while the crowd rushed to the gate, pushed the security guards and broke in. The security guys were forced to beat up some of them.
When the crowd was entering the concert room, one of the coordinators, who was sitting in a pickup car, was shouting on the microphone saying: “Please hold up your tickets.”
Without any checking, unlike some strict concerts, people started to get in pushing and jostling one another.
One of them in the crowd was the renowned composer Abegaz Kibrework, who also had composed the song Tikur Sew. Continue Reading Here